Lorne Ladies lose last game of the season
THE GREEN army set off bright and early at 7am for the second time this season to take on Annan Warriors away in their final league game of the season.
Travelling with a strong squad of 15 players, the team were excited to get their final match underway and with one game apiece to these two teams this season there was everything to play for. The winners of this game were set to take second place in the league. Annan fielded a squad of 20, leaving them with more energy in the bank as the game played out.
In terms of possession, the Oban ladies were to dominate the game right from the off, spending the majority of the match in their opposition’s half of the pitch.
Unfortunately, their relentless attack was not to be awarded with any points on the board in the first half. As happened in their previous meeting with Annan, defensive errors and missed tackles from being slow to warm up after the long journey allowed Annan’s speedy winger through to score.
This was the nature of all of Annan’s tries, with a speedy runner making a break through gaps in the Oban line, eventually racking up three tries in the first half to Oban’s zero.
Two minutes before the halftime whistle, Annan’s stand off was sin binned for repeated offences, including high tackles and hands in the ruck, but Oban remained well disciplined throughout the match despite the high level of tension caused by these provoking attacks. ed captain Camilla Leslie.
The team wish her all the best and would like to thank her for her commitment and hard work over the past few years as their leader. Hopefully she still has many years as a player on the team ahead of her. They would also like to thank Mrs Stewart for driving the minibus to allow them to fulfil their final fixture, as well as all of their loyal supporters who made the long journey to cheer them on.
Sunday’s result means Oban finish third in the BT Women’s National League Division 2, where they will stay for the following season, which will start after the summer.
In the meantime, they are very much looking forward to the fun of sevens and beach rugby tournaments during the summer months ahead and this is a great time for any new players to come and learn the basics of rugby as well as experience the social side of the game.
The ladies train at Glencruitten pitches every Tuesday and Thurs- day evening from 6-7pm and more information can be found on their Facebook page ‘Oban Lorne Ladies Rugby Club’.
Despite losing their last game Oban Lorne Ladies have had a successful season.